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Our little boy Glenn and his battle with CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by DMEOW13G, Oct 30, 2018.


  1. DMEOW13G

    DMEOW13G PetForums Newbie

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    As the title suggests, our little boy called Glenn was 18months old when he passed away a couple of days ago. He had battled with end stage heart disease for about 2 months after diagnosis. He sure fought well against the evil that this disease is, not letting it stop him from doing the things he loved. Okay, he wasn't allowed outside anymore for the fear of that fence jump being just a little too high for him, something outside startling him and giving this disease an opportunity to attack. He didn't understand what was going on, why he wasn't allowed out anymore. Being so young (not that age matters in this case) he just wanted to be outside all day every day, come rain or shine. So he had to adjust to just being content with staying indoors with his sibling sister. They both had to stay in which just made the whole thing worse as there was no way of satisfying their adventurous needs. They were okay though, we bought them new toys, spoilt them rotten with foods they have never had, if they wanted to claw the new leather bed, go for it.... with the hand he was dealt, knowing his life will be cut so friggin short, nothing could make us angry at him.

    Finding out Glenn had end stage CHF was one of the hardest things to hear, finding out nothing could have been done, medicine will make him comfortable but will not solve the problem. 4 types of medicine! He hated that medicine but you have to do these things to make what little time he has left comfortable and give him some quality of life. The vet told us 2 months ago, it could be on your way home now, it could be tonight, tomorrow, next week, it could even be 6 months to a year but do not under any circumstances expect that.

    The advice was to take him home, he is young, give him that chance to battle with it and spoil the **** out of him. So that is what we did. Glenn passed away on 28th October at 12.15pm peacefully whilst playing with his toys. The toys we thankfully bought the day after we came home from the vets finding out his inevitable future.

    I just wanted to let anyone know who might be going through the same thing, don't focus on what's coming up ahead. You can't change it and there is nothing you could have done to detect it earlier. What is important now is the time you have with your little one and to make memories. Take photos, make as much time available as possible to play with them. Feed them things you wouldn't normally (within reason of course! nothing that could make anything worse!). If your little one does have siblings, please get them checked by a vet as it can be hereditary, thankfully in our case it isn't.

    RIP Glenn, the one who battled CHF as much as he could until the very end and gave it a good ass kicking while it was here. We will always love you so much and we promise to take the best care of your sister. Now go and enjoy your garden to your hearts content :') if you want to give us little signs that you are around, as you always did, then go for it our little man.

    xx
     

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    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    I'm so sorry to hear about Glen. What a sweet cat he was.
     
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    So Sorry for your loss of Glen. xx
    You are so right it is a evil disease.
    Such lovely photos of him x
     
  4. Happy Paws2

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    So sorry for your loss, so sad to young to leave you.

    RIP Glen xx
     
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